All posts tagged: Toronto

Apples + Pumpkins

October is my favorite month of the year! I just love fall it is such a beautiful season, the leaves changing into rich earthy colors, burnt orange, gold, and rustic shades of red.  Part of all the fun, is its that time of year to go apple picking or searching out for that rich pumpkin to make your delicious Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Pie! (Love, Love, Love Pumpkin Pie + Thanksgiving Day).   These simple joys in life I get to take advantage of in the lovely city of Toronto.  In Cayman, we are richly blessed with our trees lush green all year long.  My favorite time during fall back home, is that change in the air when hurricane season is over, and the nor’wester starts rolling in… The sea breeze becomes cooler and the sound of the waves crashing on the shore is my memory of fall/winter back home. Apple Picking is such a cool experience!  It is very humbling, not everyday do you get a chance to walk in the shoes of a farmer, …

Snapshots of the city…

  Hello from Toronto! Traveling back and forth is always fun for me, as I simply love traveling and living in different places.  Recently, I have been able to test out my new camera, and take some great photos with the help of one of my very good friends.  I had a fantastic day exploring the city of Toronto while taking photos with a friend of mine who is an amazing photographer!   Today is a bit of a short but sweet post.  I just wanted to share with you some eco friendliness I found while running around the city taking snapshots of everything that interested me. Eco Friendly Transport! Love to see that there are a lot of people in the city using bicycles to get around, and how cool is this bike! It has a repurposed wooden crate to carry stuff.  Just awesome!  It’s a tree hugger’s bicycle!    Here are some snapshots of nature merging with the city.   I just love stumbling upon beautiful parks in a city, surrounded by historic buildings. …

Elephant love…

I love elephants! Back in Toronto I came across this amazing organization called “Mr. Ellie Pooh LLC.”  They are an eco friendly, fair trade company and make products such as paper and exotic gifts using elephant poo. Fact: “Mr. Ellie Pooh’s paper products are 100% recycled.  They are made up of 50% fiber from elephant dung and 50% post consumer paper.” (http://mrelliepooh.com)  This is such a great initiative and I believe it will help create awareness about the elephant conflict in places like Sri Lanka, where unfortunately elephants are being killed at such an alarming rate.   The fact that their paper products are “100% recycled” this allows for a wonderful eco friendly option for paper.  Did you know? “50% of the world’s forests have been cleared or burned, and 80% of what’s left has been seriously degraded.” Choose to be eco friendly and consider purchasing products made from elephant dung and recycled materials to help the environment and bring awareness to the endangerment of elephants around the world. Here are some of the lovely items produced …